Canadians Named for Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships

Equestrian Canada has announced the athletes that will represent Canada at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships.

By: Equestrian Canada |

Equestrian Canada (EC) is pleased to confirm the talented young athletes that will represent Canada at the 2018 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North.

Previously known as the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC), the NAYC will bring together top dressage, eventing and jumping athletes from Canada, the United States and Mexico for the chance to compete for team and individual medals.

The dressage and jumping portion of NAYC will take place July 31 to Aug. 5 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY. Although the eventing portion will not be classified as an FEI Championship due to insufficient entries, competition for youth athletes will be hosted during The Event at Rebecca Farm in Kalispell, MT from July 18 to 22.
Canada will be represented at NAYC by the following athletes:

DRESSAGE

Chefs d’Équipe – David Ziegler – Beiseker, AB, Leslie Steele – Pitt Meadow, BC
Assistant Chefs d’Équipe – Ellen Rumball-Dvorak – Hillsburgh, ON, Nina Urff – Langley, BC

Young Rider Team Ontario
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Julie Barrett / Cobourg, ON / Rosamunde / Julie Barrett
Vanessa Creech-Terauds / Caistor Centre, ON / Harley L / Louise Leatherdale & Diane Creech
Ava MacCoubrey / Cobourg, ON / Ritter Benno / Nicholas Hansen
Allison Youngdale / Aurora, ON / Ramiro / Allison Youngdale

Young Rider Team Quebec/Alberta
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Beatrice Boucher / St. Dominique. QC / Delfiano / Gilles Bergeron
Camille Carier Bergeron / Mascouche, QC / Baldacci / Camille & Gilles Bergeron
Rakeya Moussa / Edmonton, AB / Davidoff V.H. Trichelhof / Susan & Mohammed Moussa

Junior Team Ontario/Manitoba
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Jade Buchanan / Newmarket, ON / Qaro GS / Cassandra Jessop
Brooke Mancusi / Winnipeg, MB / Wellknown / Brooke Mancusi
Anna Swackhammer / Rockwood, ON / Wrazzmatazz / Melissa Sinclair
Kiara Williams-Brown / Navan, ON / Ladybug / Margaret, Robert & Simone Williams

Junior Team Quebec/Nova Scotia
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Ariel Boesener / Canning, NS / Winniepuuh / Ariel Boesener
Gabrielle Bouchard / Quebec City, QC / Dalanda / Gabrielle Bouchard
Molly Gunyon / Hudson, QC / Weltwunder / Molly Gunyon
Lily-Rose Lemaire / Drummondville, QC / World Lady / Lynda Tetreault

Junior Individual – Alberta
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Chase Robertson / Calgary, AB / Winsome / Teresa Van Lambalgen

EVENTING

Chef d’Équipe – Maeve Drew, Duncan, BC

Young Rider Individual
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Tosca Holmes-Smith / Chase, BC / Fiat / Ali Holmes-Smith

JUMPING

Chef d’Équipe – Beth Underhill, Schomberg, ON

Assistant Chef d’Équipe – David Ballard, Tottenham, ON

For each team, four members and one reserve will be selected from the following athletes:

Young Rider Team
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Emily Fitzgerald / Perth, ON / Caesar A / Emily Fitzgerald
Sabrina Lefebvre / Terrebonne, QC / Alaska / Sabrina Lefebvre
Sadie Leon / Mississauga, ON / Camilla / Sadie Leon
Samantha Starratt / Calgary, AB / Akolito / Tonia Anderson
Alexanne Thibault / Boucherville, QC / Chacco Prime / Alexanne Thibault

Junior Team
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Anya Bereznicki / Calgary, AB / Diazella / Anya Bereznicki
Madison Hilderman / Calgary, AB / Charly / Madison Hildermann
Mary Jones / Vancouver, BC / Cartoon / Mary Jones
Austin Krawitt / Okotoks, AB / High Jack / AES Equestrian / Choose Me 4 / Kathleen Rose
Sam Walker / Nobleton, ON / Coralissa / ARK Partners LLC

Children’s Team
Athlete / Hometown / Horse / Owner
Stella Chernoff / DeWinton, AB / Filia van den Bisschop / Peeters Paul & Alfons
Eric Krawitt / Okotoks, AB / Wellington / AES Equestrian
Charlotte McLaughlin / Ottawa, ON / Bronan / Charlotte McLaughlin
Olivia Stephenson / Calgary, AB / Chaccana / Tomboy Farms
Ava Wong / Calgary, AB / Concelo / Ava Wong

Canada is heading into NAYC 2018 with a strong history of success. In 2017 alone, Canadian athletes earned an impressive 10 medals, including an incredible sweep of the individual Young Rider podium in jumping. Tosca Holmes-Smith earned the individual gold medal in eventing, and will be looking to defend her title.

New for 2018, NAYC will feature live scoring, as well as live streaming through USEF Network and FEITV. For schedules and more information on NAYC 2018, visit www.usef.org/events/youth-championships.